The rock band Boston wasn’t the only popular rock act to emerge from the city of Boston in the 1970s. The roots of Aerosmith go even farther back than U2, to 1970, when future guitar God Joe Perry and bassist Tom Hamilton formed the Jam Band, and asked vocalist/pianist/harmonicist Steven Tyler, drummer Joey Kramer, and guitarist Ray Tabano if they wanted to jam. They did, and that combination of lovely lads has been jamming ever since - with some fits and starts. ,Aerosmith ravaged the 1970s, signing with Columbia Records in 1972 and releasing the Aerosmith album, then Get Your Wings (1974), Toys in the Attic (1975) then Rocks (1976). Aerosmith put out five albums total in the 1970s, traveled the world and back and put a dozen singles in the Hot 100: Dream On, Same Old Song And Dance, Sweet Emotion, Walk This Way, Back In The Saddle, Draw The Line, Come Together. And that was just the 70s. Drugs and burn out nearly evaporated the band in the first half of the 80s, but they came back with Geffen Records, did a comeback tour, collaborated with Run DMC and surprised everyone by regaining their previous popularity. After nearly 50 years of performing, partying and producing, Aerosmith has sold more than 150 million records, recorded 25 gold albums, 18 platinum albums, 12 multi-platinum albums, 21 Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, four Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, and ten MTV Video Music Awards. In 2001, Aerosmith were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.